Summer is finally here, and for us, the scramble is on to see how many times we can eat outside before it starts to snow again! Shhh, I shouldn’t even be saying it. That’s how it is in New England (or any snow country, I would imagine)…as opposed to where I came from in California, where a cookout in February is perfectly normal; sidewalk cafes and tables by the sea are available year round; the heat is dry, and there are very few bugs. Sounds like heaven doesn’t it!?
But the other side of the coin is how ridiculously excited we are on the first beautiful day of spring, or when the first daffodil blooms, or when it finally turns to summer and we see the first lightening bugs flickering through the garden. I love that feeling, like being a child again, all those “firsts”; it makes me want to get up and go, do something! There’s a finite point to the moments. We know they’re fleeting. This is the only summer we have, and it’s all right now. I set the table last night, was such a pretty picture and such a beautiful night. Did you know I learned to cook because I loved to set the table? It’s true. The dishes, the flowers, the napkins, pretty glasses, cute place cards, loved it all. But I couldn’t get people to come look at my cute table unless there was food. Ergo . . . ♥ . . . you, guessed it, cooking.
(First time I have ever said ergo! Who says that??? Do you say ergo? I feel like William F. Buckley.)
OK, here’s a bit of “How the Blog Turns” news: Our RSS Feed, over there → in that column on the right, works now. When you click on it, you can check a box that will send you a notice via email, whenever I update the blog (if you’re so inclined). Inch by inch we are figuring out blog world.
Well, that was a fun time-out but it’s back to the drawing board for me. New book called “Pancakes” is on the front burner! Meaning I can’t stop thinking about it! ♥
Loving your comments by the way. So far, I highly recommend blogging … what an amazing world we live in! ♥